After exploring the NAEYC accreditation standards, take some time to think about the standards. Analyze the standards for yourself. What do you think about the standards? What development or learning theories come to mind? Which two standards resonate with you? Why? (e.g., personal student or teacher experience; issues with parents or siblings; you strongly agree or disagree; it is especially new or for some reason, new insights emerge; it aligns with your beliefs; it taps into your strengths as a parent or an educator).
Be sure to read the materials for the week and explore other associated information that you might find independently. These resources should help you think about and understand three key areas in relationship to the NAEYC accreditation standards.
As an NCU student, you should be familiar with the NCU Commons platform. There is a Community of Practice (CoP) for ESL/Early Childhood Education in the NCU Commons. If you are not part of the group already, then you will need to join (It’s free, fun, and informative). To join:
Select two of the 10 accreditation standards to be the focus of your discussion post. Your post should be thoughtful, cohesive, and scholarly in addressing each of the following:
Length: 2 paragraphs; one for each accreditation standard
References: 3 total references; 1 must be NAEYC and 2 additional scholarly references that correspond with each of your selected standards